Twitter reacts to Ronaldo's substitution as Douglas Costa snatches late winner vs Lokomotiv

Football fans on Twitter questioned Maurizio Sarri's decision to substitute Cristiano Ronaldo against Lokomotiv Moscow but a late Douglas Costa masterclass saved the Juventus manager from an onslaught of outburst following his side's drab performance in Russia.

The Bianconeri entered the mid-week's encounter having never lost any of the 14 games played this season but had a rare off day inside the RZD Arena to almost stall their qualification to the next round of the competition. Still, the Turin outfit started on the right note by opening the scoring via Aaron Ramsey in just under two minutes before Aleksey Miranchuk restored parity 10 minutes later.

The hosts basically held on and threw all they had at their opponents from that point onward, forcing the Old Ladies to do the bare minimum. The effect rippled through all the way to Cristiano Ronaldo who put a rather atypical performance against the Russian side. Earlier, the former Real Madrid star was denied the opportunity to break Lionel Messi's record of being the first player to score against 34 different Champions League teams by Ramsey.

Inside the 81st minute, the 34-year-old Portuguese superstar was surprisingly replaced with Paulo Dybala, prompting fans to question the decision of Sarri. Many held the belief that Gonzalo Higuain, who also had an off-day, would the perfect man to be ejected considering the threat Ronaldo poses even on the worst of days.

Deep into additional time, Douglas Costa managed to curb the post-match rantings of the Juventus faithful by teeing up with Gonzalo Higuain to score a sensational winner. Check the Brazilian's strike below as well as the reaction of fans following Ronaldo's substitution:

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